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Photo of an American flag waving on top of debris from a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

Photo of Marc Fisher in the kitchen preparing cup cakes with his child.

Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

Moore, Okla., residents visit their property as volunteers clean up the debris. The area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Helping Families and Providers Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

A photo of an entrance sign that reads "University of Guam, home of the tritons, established in 1952."

University of Guam Receives a Native Language Preservation and Maintenance Grant

School took part in ANA's Project Planning and Development training to improve its chances to obtain a grant and submit a winning application.

Photo of Amy Grissom and her son.

Emergency Preparedness for the Rest of Us

Living life paycheck to paycheck, emergency preparedness was the least of Amy Grissom's worries. But prepared families recover much faster than unprepared ones.

Partnership for Freedom logo which shows two hands, a figure of a person and the words modern solutions to modern slavery.

Reimagine: Opportunity – New Award Competition Opens for Solutions to Modern Slavery

Contest searches for innovative answers to address critical issues faced by human trafficking survivors on the path to recovery.

Photo of a house destroyed by floods, laying on the side of a damaged road in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

A National Preparedness Week in Colorado

A major disaster during National Preparedness Month provides a stern reminder to be prepared.

Photo of two teen girls.

Two New Reports Describe Patterns of Children’s Experiences in Child Welfare System

Data used comes from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a longitudinal study about the children who come in contact with the child welfare system

Toddler eating an apple.

Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

Photo of Administration of Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks

ANA Commissioner Sparks Reflects on Global Tribal Issues

Sharing Lessons on Tribal Consultation Policy with Indigenous Communities Abroad

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